Recently acquired by Symantec, Altiris provides enterprises with a scalable agentless or agent-based solution that readers say is easy to use and offers strong trend reporting. Readers touted its ability to identify policy violations and solid returns on investment. The product includes customizable policy files from organizations like NIST, CIS and SANS, and policy files for industry regulations such as SOX, FISMA and HIPAA. Readers did express some concern over installation and configuration capabilities, as well as support.
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Administrators should upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft PowerShell and enable extended logging and monitoring capabilities in the light of a surge in related security threats, warn researchers